Limited 3LP with Download Code.
Bob Marley & the Wailers were at the peak of their artistic powers when
they arrived at the Lyceum London for two shows on July 17 and 18, 1975,
having just released Natty Dread the year before and about to unleash
Rastaman Vibration on the world. The Rolling Stones mobile studio was on
hand to record both shows, with seven songs from the second released
as Live!, in December of that same year. The recording was subsequently
broadcast as part of the syndicated radio program King Biscuit Flower
Hour in 1976.
The Marley Family will now release for the first time the complete sets
from both shows, Bob Marley & the Waiilers-Live!, as a three-LP set in
180-gram black vinyl in a tri-gatefold package that also includes a
reproduction of the tour program from the band’s historic ’75 U.K. tour.
The International 3LP set will contain a download card.
Marley and the Wailers’ classic line-up included bassist Aston “Family
Man” Barrett, drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, guitarist Al Anderson,
keyboardist Tyrone Downie, percussionist Alvin “Seeco” Patterson and
the I-Three -- backing vocalists Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Marcia
Griffiths. The group was fresh off its legendary five-night stint at the
Roxy Theatre in Los Angles from July 9 through July 13, when they stepped on the stage at London’s Lyceum Theatre for an abbreviated U.K. tour
which would also include dates at The Odeon in Birmingham on July 19 and The Hard Rock in Manchester on July 20. Marley was in top form during
the two Lyceum shows, animatedly interacting with the crowd, who sang along to what most consider the definitive version of “No Woman, No Cry.”